Reported Annual Crime In New York

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime174,164n/a (estimate)2,0431,7912,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder295n/a3.52.95.0
Rape2,814n/a33.033.642.6
Robbery12,962n/a152.193.186.2
Assault30,042n/a352.5220.9246.8
Violent crime46,113n/a (estimate)541351381
Burglary10,837n/a127.1159.3376.0
Theft111,680n/a1,310.31,214.01,594.6
Vehicle theft5,534n/a64.967.2228.9
Property crime128,051n/a (estimate)1,5021,4412,200
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in New York, NY. These figures on reported criminal activity in New York, NY, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in New York, NY is 14% higher than the average of the whole of the state of New York, and when compared with the national average, is 21% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, New York, NY has 54% higher than violent crime rate than New York average, while remaining 42% higher than the national average. In property crime, New York, NY is 4% higher than the average of New York and is 32% lower than the national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in New York is 21% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.6 daily crimes that occur in New York.
  • New York is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In New York you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in New York has not changed.

Compare New York, NY Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In New York (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in New York, NY per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for New York as well as national figures. In New York, NY the total number of daily crimes is 1.14 times more than the New York average and 1.26 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in New York, NY are 1.54 times more than the New York average and 1.42 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, New York, NY has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the New York average and 1.46 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is New York (higher is better)

      Many people wonder how safe they are in New York, NY in comparison to other notable cities in the state of New York as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in New York, NY to other cities in the state and across the country, New York, NY is 31% safer than other cities of New York and 22% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in New York cities and all around the United States, New York, NY has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing New York, NY crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New York

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New York is 1 in 185
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in New York is 1 in 67
      The chance of being a victim of crime in New York is 1 in 49
      Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in New York, NY? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In New York, NY you have a 1 in 185 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime in New York, NY.

      Year Over Year Crime In New York (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether New York, NY is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in New York, NY has decreased by 6%, while the property crime rate in New York, NY has increased by 3% year over year. The number of total crimes in New York, NY has not changed year over year.

      New York police department

      ItemNew YorkNew YorkNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a109,351558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.93.3

      Sex offenders in New York

      StateTotal offendersNew York /100KNational /100K
      New York25,064137266
      There are a total of 25,064 sex offenders in New York. This yields a total of 137 sex offenders in New York per 100,000 residents which is 48% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      North Caldwell, NJ6,5190208208
      Great Neck Gardens, NY1,27849202251
      Atlantic Beach, NY1,57449202251
      Kensington, NY1,17649202251
      Tenafly, NJ14,82127251278
      Bergenfield, NJ27,5134275278
      Great Neck Estates, NY2,82055226281
      New York, NY8,461,9615411,5022,043

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,8727482,5133,261
      Chicago, IL2,714,0171,0063,1824,188
      New York, NY8,461,9615411,5022,043
      Source: The New York, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.